19 inmates in California’s custody died of Covid-19 complications, the latest in Kings County

The spread of the Covid-19 disease has adversely affected people both inside and out. New positive cases are constantly on a rise across the state. And now there’s talk about the prisoners getting affected by all this.

According to recent sources, an inmate from Avenal State Prison in California has died due to symptoms, complications, and results of what appears to be of the Covid-19 infection. However, the exact cause of death is not known as of now. But speculations are drifting towards it being related to the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak across the nation and the state.

California’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation informed on late Saturday that the inmate who was badly affected by an infection in the prison was later taken to a hospital. However, he couldn’t survive for long with the illness and died at the hospital. 

19 inmates in California’s custody died of Covid-19 complications, the latest in Kings County
19 inmates in California’s custody died of Covid-19 complications, the latest in Kings County

However, no additional details related to his death were known and provided. Thus, the exact cause of the inmates’ death is yet to be determined. There’s certainly an instilled fear all over the place as if the illness turns out to be due to the infectious coronavirus, it would be a hard time for California’s state health officials to get back on track and function normally in the state. 

Moreover, this isn’t a new case added to the list as nineteen inmates in California’s custody have died from illnesses that closely related to the coronavirus. This was an official statement by the department. The statement further said that the inmate who died at Avenal State Prison was the first death encountered by it in Kings County wherein 131 inmates currently have the virus. 

Moreover, the prison is located 180 miles, which is, 290 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles. In addition to that, most people have shown mild or moderate symptoms having the virus. Whereas for others especially older adults and the ones with existing health issues like respiratory problems, the virus can cause pneumonia and death too.




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